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SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Behind the False Buzz of Buzzwords

SHETTY & TRIVEDI: Behind the False Buzz of Buzzwords

What is “social impact”? Why does Georgetown crowd its campus with a consortium of seemingly undifferentiated innovation centers? What’s the difference between the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation and the Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI)? Is the Beeck Center’s mission to promote students in their effort to produce[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Green Fund Installs Motion Detecting Lights in Darnall

Green Fund Installs Motion Detecting Lights in Darnall

The Green Revolving Loan Fund installed a series of motion detection-operated lights in the common rooms of Darnall Hall last week to reduce the university’s energy usage and carbon footprint. The installation was the first project financed by the Green Fund, which was founded last spring as an independent branch[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

SIPS Fund Defies Veto, Opens Application

Despite GUSA President Nate Tisa’s (SFS ’14) veto of the Green Revolving Loan Fund, the Social Innovation and Public Service Fund will open GRLF applications this week. “We’re not going to fund anyone,” SIPS Fund Managing Director Ethan Chess (COL ’14) said. “Opening up the application doesn’t cost anything. These[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
A Veto Without Value

A Veto Without Value

Prior to Monday, the presidential veto had not been exercised in the Georgetown University Student Association for three years. One would assume, then, given its rarity, that the veto is reserved for weighty matters in which all other alternatives have been exhausted. And yet that wasn’t the case Monday. GUSA President[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Opinion

SIPS Fund Projects Have International Reach

When students voted to pass the Student Activities Fee Endowment reform in February 2012, their votes had an impact far beyond campus by creating the Social Innovation Public Service Fund. The first SIPS grant winners did service projects abroad with the funds they received. The SIPS Fund awarded its first[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

SIPS Names First Grant Winners

The Social Innovation Public Service Fund will distribute $14,300 among four student winners announced last night in its first-ever round of grants. Kristin Trivelli (NHS ’14), Tommy Larson (SFS ’13), Tyler Eldridge (SFS ’13) and the Hilltop Microfinance Initiative will each receive grant money to fund four social justice projects. “We’ve seen about 25 [applications][Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Campus Innovation Finds New Ally in SIPS

Universities like Georgetown serve as gathering places for amazing collections of active and open minds. The world owes a great deal to these fervent and energizing environments. Few go a day in 2012 without taking advantage of something conceived of and developed in a dorm room at Stanford or Harvard[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Opinion

SIPS Launches Application Process

The Social Innovation and Public Service Fund will officially begin soliciting project applications Friday afternoon. The application will be launched at an event, “Improving Local and Global Communities Through Social Enterprise,” in the Fisher Colloquium, where Deloitte practitioners and SIPS Fund Executive Committee members will discuss ways to develop sustainable[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Several Steps Remain After Passage of SAFE Reform

All three proposals for the allocation of the $3.4 million Student Activities Fee Endowment cleared their last hurdle when they passed a referendum by the student body last week, but the implementation process for each is just beginning. Last week’s referendum was the final step in a reform of the[Read More…]

by January 30, 2012 0 comments Campus News